Over 100 of our titles in English and Hindi are part of the list compiled by the Central Board of Secondary Education, for recommended reading in schools. Selected by an expert panel, these books for Classes I-XII are regularly requisitioned for schools across the country.
Endearing pictures and delightful details show Minnie looking for her little lost cat, Pooni, on a busy city street filled with people to talk to and things to look at!
Pranav is drawing a picture but his mother sees nothing on the page! The freewheeling narrative and illustrations are in tune with the spontaneous logic of a child's mind.
Roll it, pat it, poke in eyes, stick on nose and ears — and a ball of chapati dough can turn into almost anything! 2009: Outstanding International Book, United States Board for Books for Young people, USA
Impish Mala loves creeping up from behind and scaring people. One day, her mother gives her a pair of pretty silver anklets... A mischievous story with freewheeling illustrations.
Brahma gives the caterpillar a huge appetite, so whose fault is it that he's hungry all the time? This amusing story of a creator's small big mistake has lively pictures that tell their own tale!
There was once a prince who hated food. But one day the royal cook surprises him. From then on there's no stopping this mad tale, with pictures that capture all the bondaful silliness! 2008: Gold Medal, Children’s Book Awards, USA 2008: Gold Winner, NAPPA, USA
With chirpy rhymes and cheerful pictures, this puzzle book invites the reader to find similar and different creatures — a mostly easy, but sometimes challenging task! 2011: The White Ravens Outstanding International Book, International Youth Library, Germany
Moyna can't go to school because she has to tend goats, collect firewood, fetch water. But she is full of questions. An inspiring story by the acclaimed Jnanpith award-winning writer.
Playful Boondi is a little drop of water who rolls and tumbles in the river. One hot day he feels himself being lifted up, up, up in the sky into a big, heavy cloud. What now?
Bulbuli lives in a bamboo house in a bamboo grove, busy in her bamboo world... Told in a rhythmic, cumulative style, this evocative story spotlights bamboo to make a green statement simply and charmingly.
Gitti the rock is very old. After a long, long journey that started from the boiling hot centre of the earth, he now sits quietly on a mountain, watching the sun rise and set. What is his story?
In his second book, Vinod Eshwer plays with monsoon clouds. The message is simple: rainwater is free, pure and precious — save it. The perfect companion to Let's Plant Trees.
A majestic elephant protects the forest from timber traders, tree cutters and poachers. One day, the Forest Department receives orders to hunt the elephant down. An absorbing read based on true events, it highlights the complex cause of conservation. 2018: Best Of Indian Children's Writing : Contemporary
Gulab the gardener gathers a big bunch of magnolias for his wife. But on the way home he gives one to the girl with ribbons, one to Tsering and her baby, one to the engine driver… The hill town of Shimla comes alive in the pahari miniature style.
Somewhere in the universe, children in butterfly-shaped time machines eat scrumptious star-rock salad from Galaxy Stellar 5689, and a volcano erupts fruit juice that freezes into ice-cream!
It is pouring rain. From her window, little Anju sees familiar scenes of a rainy day — cloudy skies, umbrellas, puddles… But her curious eyes pick up other surprises too. Soft watercolours drench the pages with the mood of a wet, wet day. 2018: Best Of Indian Children's Writing : Contemporary
Satya lives by the Ganga, and longs to row her own boat. One night, she drifts away into a dreamy, watery world on a paper boat! A magical story with luminous illustrations. 2019: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary Award
In this sequel to the popular Birdywood Buzz, the jungle is all agog because the Games are on! Who flies fastest? Who dives deepest? While the best are tested, the rest have loads of fun.